Conor McGregor celebrated his movie premiere last night and hyped up the event on his Instagram page with a picture of the Pope.
The Notorious is no stranger to controversy and is used to being the centre of attention but some critics have questioned if comparing himself to the figurehead of the Catholic Church is a bit much.
McGregor posted the picture of the Pope travelling in his Pope-mobile as an example of the crowds his movie would draw.
The film is a documentary made by Gavin Fitzgerald that follows four years in the life and career of the Notorious from his days as a Cage Warrior fighter, to his rise to the top of the UFC and finally his superfight with Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor described it as a “journey too crazy to put into words”.
The premiere took place at the Savoy Theatre on O’Connell Street in Dublin and was attended by numerous celebrities and sportspeople.
It was also live-streamed to cinemas in countries all around the world.
McGregor has vowed to cash in on his worldwide fame, and as well as the movie about his life, he also has plans to release his own brand of Irish whiskey and his own clothing label.
Despite losing his boxing match to Floyd Mayweather, McGregor’s reputation as one of the greatest UFC fighters remains intact and he is guaranteed to command a huge sum when he makes his return to the Octagon.
The premiere of my film @notoriousfilmofficial is TONIGHT! We are shutting down O Connell street at the world famous Savoy Movie theatre! The red carpet and pre interviews and the entire event will be beamed across cinemas worldwide AND nationwide before the film even begins! Get to a cinema near you TONIGHT and watch a journey that is too crazy to even put into words! To my family, my friends, my stable of training partners and coaches, as well as all my celebrity friends attending tonight, we ALL take to the red carpet before the event! Enjoy it all and SHINE BABY SHINE! God bless you all! Happy Wednesday
In case you weren’t at a cinema to see the premiere, you can take a look at the trailer for the movie below.